Originally Posted by GoFor7
Isn't this thread a little premature considering no one here is his doctor and can't possibly know his medical status?
It takes about 6 weeks for that separated shoulder to heal. Ben will not be close to 100% until the Browns game - last regular season game.
The more time Ben has to heal, the LOWER his risk of having another injury in that area.
The opposing team knows where Ben is hurting and will hit him deliberately in those areas to aggravate the injury.
So, my point with this poll is - DO WE NEED TO RISK BEN DURING THIS WEEK? I already pointed out that even if we lose to the Chargers, we will still make the playoffs if we win our final 3 games.
In my view, if there is no reason to risk any injury to Ben, there is no reason to play him.